Heather Bracken-Grissom

Heather Bracken-Grissom

Office: MSB-353 | Telephone: 305-919-4190 | Fax: 305-919-4030
Lab: MSB-330 | Telephone: 305-919-5838

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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette (2008).
  • B.S. Aquatic Science, University of California-Santa Barbara (2002).

Research Interests

  • Evolution of marine invertebrates, with an emphasis on decapod crustaceans
  • Phylogenetics, Systematics & Taxonomy
  • Ecology, Biogeography & Conservation Biology
  • Conservation biology of marine invertebrates, especially decapod crustaceans.
  • Visual systems and bioluminescence
  • Cryptic diversity of species complexes